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ABC
Nov 6, 2013 11:00am PST
this morning, another grilling on capitol hill for kathleen sebelius about the troubled new health care website. abc 7 news reporter live from the newsroom. >> she faced the senate finance committee, a lot of testimony sounds familiar, but she insists things are improving. dozens of government and private personnel have been added to the team and they are constantly diagnosing and fixing problems. >> reporter: you could call it a compliment. max baucus says he believes in the affordable care act. but -- >> months ago i warned if the implementation didn't improve, the marketplaces might struggle. >> reporter: and struggle they have. but the woman behind the launch tells senators today problems are being fixed. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says people are signing up and with better results. >> a month ago, viewing and filtering health plan s took minutes. today it takes seconds. consumers used to see a blapg screen at the end of the application process. today they see whether they're eligible for financial assistance. >> reporter: and she cites figures for premiums she sa
ABC
Nov 1, 2013 4:00am PDT
's numbers aren't official. in her testimony this week, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date. >> reporter: her agency doesn't plan to issue its first report on enrollment figures until mid-november. but the first days overwhelmingly viewed as a disaster. a survey shows 80% of those polled have a negative impression of obama care implementation. just 14% say it's gone well, that the law has benefited them. but nearly one-quarter of americans say the affordable care act has caused them harm. steven portnoy, abc news, washington. >>> it's a major political headline overnight. did the president have second thoughts about joe biden. a new report claims the obama campaign thought of dumping biden for hillary clinton in the last election. bill daily says he did consider the idea. but decided it would not help the ticket. a top obama aide says there's no truth to the report. >>> america's most wanted fugitive has landed a job without
ABC
Nov 1, 2013 4:30am PDT
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testified this week that the website's flaws make any data unreliable. her agency won't release enro enrollment numbers for weeks. >>> about a third of the abortion clinics will close today after a new part of the state's abortion law has been reinstated. the doctors must have privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. it's now back in effect. the president of planned parenthood says the ruling bans abortions in vast stretches of texas and will have appealed. governor rick perry says the state will do everything it can to protect a culture of life in texas. >>> coming up, a big change coming to an american classic at a favorite meal for many kids, kraft mac and cheese. >>> did your ghost and goblins enup with too much halloween candy? you can make the extra treats pay off today. >> sxoo a hallmark apology. >>> good morning. it's 4:51. let's take a live look from our camera from the east bay hills, looking over across the bay to san francisco. what a gorgeous picture. the twinkling lights on the first day of november, we have a
ABC
Nov 6, 2013 4:00am PST
.gov getting another airing on capitol hill today when secretary kathleen sebelius testifies before a senate committee. president obama may field more questions when he attends a health care event in dallas. enrollment numbers for the site will be released next week. >>> and north of the border now. a bombshell has been dropped by the mayor of toronto. after being dogged by allegations for months, mayor rob ford has publicly admitted that he has smoked crack-cocaine. but despite intense pressure to step down, ford says he has no plans to resign. >> yes, i have smoked crack-cocaine. do i? am i an addict? no. have i tried it? probably in one of my drunken stupors, approximately about a year ago. i have nothing left to hide. i would do anything, absolutely anything, to change the past. but the past is the past. and we must move forward. >> toronto law makes no provision for the mayor's forced removal from office unless he is convicted and jailed for a criminal offense. >>> the new jersey mall shattered by gun violence opens for business again this morning. workers at the garden state plaza repa
ABC
Nov 7, 2013 4:00am PST
senators up for re-election next year. on capitol hill, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, faced more tough questions from republicans and democrats. >> why not shut it down and do it right? >> no more caveats. no more excuses. no more spin. just give us the truth. >> reporter: sebelius pledges to fix healthcare.gov by november 30th. but warned initial enrollment numbers will be low. >> i'm hoping with the site improvement we'll see more robust numbers. >> reporter: in another twist, the official who managed the government office who created the troubled website, plans to step down next week. diana and john? >> tahman bradley, live in washington. thank you. >>> the military also under scrutiny for the way it handles sexual assault within its ranks. 46 senators are now backing a bill to move prosecution of the attacks outside of the military chain of command. top commanders insist they should be allowed to police their own ranks. statistics show 26,000 sexual assaults in the military last year alone. two-thirds of the victims don't report them. >>> and new this mor
ABC
Oct 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, demanding couples to and information related to the website. >>> the bay area's own tesla motors just gave drivers of its high-end electric car an extension cord, of sorts it is a key network of its new super charging stations built especially for road trips. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom, has the story. >> get the charge cord. plugged in right there. >> reporter: since dawn gordon wylie got a tesla model s, there's one place she hasn't been in a while do you miss gas stations at all? >> not one bit. >> reporter: the highest end model s can go 265 miles on a charge. that's about from here to san luis obispo and yet, there's a pair of tesla sedans making a trip longer than that. >> driving from san diego to vancouver using our recently opened network of super chargers. >> reporter: super chargers what tesla calls the big contraptions that charge up the car's battery at super speed. you can get three hours of driving time by plugging in 20 minutes. >> our chargers are way faster than anything else out there. >> reporter: it me
ABC
Nov 17, 2013 8:00am PST
. you can imagine, martha, if there were a change at the top, if kathleen sebelius was fired, he would be left with a vacancy at top of hhs and a long drawn-out confirmation battle. >> matthew dowd, let's turn to you, it sounds for policy reasons and efficiency reasons, perhaps, they shouldn't have any heads rolling right now, but the optics of this are so bad. >> to rebuild trust is to bring new people in. to me this presidency and actually the last presidency that i was involved in with the elections they have done a great job of delegation but they haven't a great job of the second half of a mba person which is accountability. to enforce accountability is to bring in new people when something like this happens. i think at some point, the president needs to demonstrate, i can delegate things but i can also hold accountable people. when things are messed up. >> david plouffe, is that what you would do? >> i think they're in triage as jonathan said. once the website gets fixed, what do i need to have confidence going forward to implement this law? not only in the comes months, but the
ABC
Nov 1, 2013 1:40am PDT
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date. >> reporter: they don't plan to issue them until mid november. the first month now in the books was overwhelmingly viewed as a disaster. a survey released this morning from the kaiser family foundation reports that 80% of those polled have a negative impression of obama care implementation. 14% say it has gone well and the law benefitted them. nearly a quarter of americans say the affordable care act has caused them harm. many cite higher costs. abc news, washington. >>> all right. another bombshell from washington. the report the obama campaign considered switching joe biden for hillary clinton in the last election. top presidential aides deny this report but bill daly said he considered making a change. ultimately decided it would not help the ticket. >>> the new york city police department controversial stop and frisk policy can stay in place for a little while. the federal appeals cou
ABC
Nov 8, 2013 1:40am PST
, kathleen sebelius, health and human services secretary, faced more tough questions from republicans and democrats. >> why not shut down and do it right? >> no more caveats or excuses. no more spin. just give us the truth. >> reporter: sebelius pledges to fix healthcare.gov but warned initial enrollment numbers will be low. >> i'm hoping that with the site improvement we'll see more robust numbers -- >> reporter: president obama is hoping the same. apology or not, five weeks into the launch of the website they are still identifying new issues with the site and trying to fix the old ones. john and diana? >> abc's mary bruce, thank you. that brings us to our facebook question of the day. is the president's apology enough for people facing health care insurance cancellations? join the discussion at wnnfans.com. >>> new signals there this morning there could be a major breakthrough in nuclear talks with iran. secretary of state john kerry is making an unscheduled trip to geneva to join negotiations. iran's plan is to cap atomic activities in exchange from crippling economic sanctions as
ABC
Nov 6, 2013 7:00am PST
kathleen sebelius will face questions from a senate committee about website glitches and the people that lost health insurance, despite president obama's promise. she's expected to face even tougher questions today, despite president obama's earlier promises. >>> and a new study is linking testosterone treatments to serious health risks. older men who used testosterone gels, patches, or injections, were some 30% more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, during a three-year period compared to men that took no supplements at all. >>> and a big fund-raiser being held tonight for our war heroes. it is inspired by our colleague, our very own bob woodruff. there he is. bob's foundation, tonight, teaming up with the new york comedy festival for the annual stand up for heroes benefit. jerry seinfeld, bruce springsteen, bill cosby, jon stewart, all there for vets. and this here, you can in fact catch it on google as well, streaming live for the first time. great work that bob does every year. >>> and finally, hiring ron burgundy as a pitchman apparently paid off real big for dodge. sales
ABC
Nov 7, 2013 1:40am PST
: secretary kathleen sebelius promised congress the affordable care website will work better. pat roberts says his kansas voters are losing more than they'll gain with the new law. >> in fact, more people are losing their insurance than are signing up on the website. >> reporter: the health and human services secretary says many losing their policies wind up getting a better deal with the affordable care act and with tax subsidies will pay less. she's admitted registering and applying on line hasn't worked well yet. t healthcare.gov has been a miserably frustrating experience for far too many of these for far nacceptable.these i am focused on fixing it. >> reporter: not good enough for angry republican s who accused her of misleading americans about the program. senator demandihe resign. the say staff oun he's leaving his post focus direct enrollment t cons experience and those upgrades s between now and the end of noveer. andfield, abc news, washington. >> seems sometimes vice president biden just can't get it right. case in point, biden put in a call to congratulate the new mayor of boston
ABC
Nov 7, 2013 7:00am PST
kathleen sebelius insisted wednesday that the website is improving by the day. although she admitted early enrollment figures would be very low. >>> and scientists say that they have new evidence that palestinian leader arafat was poisoned. palestinian officials long claimed israel had a hand in his death. israel denied that. the new report found samples taken from arafat's body had high levels of radioactive polonium. >>> and for the first time, we're hearing the frantic 911 calls from inside that mall in new jersey, as a gunman was on the loose monday night. hundreds of people ran for cover when richard shoop walked in and began firing into the air. the first person you're about to hear called 911, while hiding in a store. >> 911. >> someone is shooting up -- >> all right. stay on the phone with me sweetheart. how many people in the bathroom with you? >> there's three. >> there's trying to let people out that are running towards the doors. >> i can see the officers lined up outside the store. but i don't want to walk out. i'm inside the store, in the office, with the door locked by mysel
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